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Alameda Ta'amu - #95 - NT

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 348 lbs.
Birthday 08/23/1990
Birthplace Kent, WA
College Washington
Years played 2
Drafted 2012, 4th round, 14th pick by Steelers

Steelers reach breaking point with Holmes

Posted April 12, 2010 @ 3:05 p.m. ET
Apparently tired of WR Santonio Holmes' off-field problems, the Steelers took drastic action, trading him to the Jets for a fifth-round pick.

Steelers QB Roethlisberger will not be charged

Posted April 12, 2010 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger will not be charged in connection with an alleged sexual assault, Ocmulgee (Ga.) Judicial Circuit district attorney Fred Bright announced Monday.

Holmes receives four-game suspension

Posted April 12, 2010 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
The league confirmed reports that WR Santonio Holmes will be suspended for the first four regular-season games in 2010.

Jets acquire WR Holmes from Steelers

Posted April 12, 2010 @ 1:47 a.m. ET
The Jets have acquired WR Santonio Holmes from the Steelers for a fifth-round pick in next week's draft, Jets owner Woody Johnson confirmed Monday, just as the NFL announced a four-game suspension for Holmes.

Report: District attorney won't file charges against Roethlisberger

Posted April 11, 2010 @ 12:44 a.m. ET
ESPN is reporting that a Georgia district attorney has decided not to file charges against Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger in a sexual assault case involving a 20-year-old college student.

Man takes responsibility in case involving Steelers' Holmes

Posted April 10, 2010 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
A man has taken responsibility for throwing a glass at a woman in an Orlando, Fla., nightclub, according to the attorney for Steelers WR Santonio Holmes, who was originally charged in the case.

Police reopen assault case against Holmes

Posted April 03, 2010 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
Orlando, Fla., police have reopened an assault case involving Steelers WR Santonio Holmes, stemming from an incident at an Orlando nightclub March 7.

Will off-field issues cost Roethlisberger games?

Posted April 02, 2010 @ 8:52 a.m. ET
Questions are being raised about whether Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger will miss any games this season because of his off-field issues.

Steelers bolster QB depth, re-sign Batch

Posted March 26, 2010 @ 2:43 p.m. ET
The Steelers re-signed reserve QB Charlie Batch to a two-year contract on Friday. Terms were not disclosed.

Goodell will meet with Roethlisberger

Posted March 22, 2010 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, speaking at the owners' meetings in Orlando, Fla., on Monday, said he will meet with Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger at the "appropriate time" regarding sexual-assault allegations levied against Pittsburgh's starting quarterback, according to multiple media ...

Tomlin: 'Highly concerned' about Roethlisberger

Posted March 21, 2010 @ 1:17 p.m. ET
Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin told the NFL Network he's worried about his quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, facing sexual-assault allegations but is reserving judgment for now.

Foote signing could pay dividends for Steelers

Posted March 19, 2010 @ 12:42 p.m. ET
The Steelers significantly improved their LB depth when they re-signed Larry Foote to a three-year deal on March 15.

Steelers sign LB Foote

Posted March 15, 2010 @ 12:03 p.m. ET
The Steelers signed LB Larry Foote on Monday, according to NFL.com. Foote, a key part of two Super Bowl-winning defenses for Pittsburgh, signed a three-year, $9.3 million deal with a $1.8 million singing bonus, according to the ...

Signings of Battle, Randle El could spell trouble for Sweed

Posted March 11, 2010 @ 2:28 p.m. ET
The Steelers strengthened their WR depth in the early stages of free agency, signing 49ers WR Arnaz Battle and ex-Redskins WR Antwaan Randle El on March 8. The signings call into question where, or whether, third-year WR Limas Sweed fits ...

Reports: Steelers re-sign Clark, bring back Randle El

Posted March 08, 2010 @ 7:34 p.m. ET
The Steelers have re-signed FS Ryan Clark to a four-year contract, National Football Post and Fox 31 in Denver reported Monday. Also, ex-Redskins WR Antwaan Randle El will return for a second stint in Pittsburgh, agreeing to a three-year deal ...

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Posted April 04, 2013
Ta'amu has been sentenced to 18 months of probation after pleading guilty to reckless endangerment, resisting arrest and drunken driving stemming from a series of crashes and a police chase.||||||| The Steelers released the 22-year-old draft pick a few weeks after he was arrested Oct. 14 but later re-signed him to the practice squad. Police say he crashed into several cars on the city's South Side, a neighborhood known for bars and nightclubs, then ran from officers who responded. A judge found Ta'amu not guilty Thursday of running from police after Ta'amu explained that he thought an officer in an unmarked car was an angry motorist chasing him.
Posted Nov. 12, 2012
The Pittsburgh Steelers have parted ways with troubled rookie Ta'amu and added wide receiver David Gilreath to the 53-man roster.||||||| Ta'amu was chosen by the Steelers in the fourth round of the NFL draft but has yet to play in a game. He was suspended two weeks without pay last month following a run-in with police in the city's South Side neighborhood that resulted in more than a dozen charges, including multiple felonies.
Posted Nov. 08, 2012
Ta'amu (tay-AH'-moo) apologized after a brief court appearance on charges related to an alleged drunken-driving rampage last month.||||||| The Steelers suspended him for two games immediately after his arrest. He's back on the roster, though he has yet to play this season.
Posted Oct. 16, 2012
The Steelers suspended Ta'amu two games without pay following his arrest over the weekend.||||||| Coach Mike Tomlin says Ta'amu will not be welcome at the team's facilities during the suspension, which is without pay. The 22-year-old fourth-round draft pick was arrested early Sunday morning by police after an incident on the city's South Side. Charges include felony fleeing police, aggravated assault and aggravated assault by vehicle, as well as misdemeanor accident causing damage, resisting arrest, escape and DUI.
Posted Oct. 14, 2012
Ta'amu of Kent, Wash., was driving a sport utility vehicle the wrong way on Pittsburgh's South Side at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Police say the 6-foot-3, 348-pound Ta'amu fled officers and crashed into four parked cars, injuring a woman, then tried to flee on foot before he was restrained. Charges against him include felony fleeing police, aggravated assault and aggravated assault by vehicle.||||||| Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert says team officials are "disappointed" but will await more information before commenting further. Ta'amu was drafted in the fourth round out of Washington. He has yet to play this season.

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